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Can't install windows 7 to an Ideapad with FreeDOS.

2013-03-17, 9:45 AM

Hello. 
A friend recently bought a Lenovo IdeaPad G580GM 59366683 with freedos. She has a windows 7 dvd but can't seem to get it to boot..
I told her to go to the bios and change the boot priority so that the dvd is first. Yeah well, it still doesn't boot the disk. 
Any ideas as to what do do?

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Re: Can't install windows 7 to an Ideapad with FreeDOS.

2013-03-17, 9:55 AM
Hi
Please tell your friend too boot into the bios and then go to the boot tab. And then, in bot tab disable Uefi boot or Secure boot whatever it is in the bios.
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Re: Can't install windows 7 to an Ideapad with FreeDOS.

2013-03-17, 10:17 AM

Believe it or not she tells me it still doesn't boot the disk -_-

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Re: Can't install windows 7 to an Ideapad with FreeDOS.

2013-03-17, 10:27 AM

Hi

Can you try pressing F12 at lenovo screen and then choose cd rom?

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Re: Can't install windows 7 to an Ideapad with FreeDOS.

2013-03-17, 10:35 AM
I don't really have the laptop in front of me :/ she already changed the boot priority if that's what you mean
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Re: Can't install windows 7 to an Ideapad with FreeDOS.

2013-03-17, 10:38 AM
Tell her to press F12 at lenovo screen and then choose cd rom.
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Re: Can't install windows 7 to an Ideapad with FreeDOS.

2013-03-17, 10:45 AM
It brings up a boot menu. dvd/cd rom is at the top
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Re: Can't install windows 7 to an Ideapad with FreeDOS.

2013-03-17, 10:47 AM
Choose the dvd rom from here(press enter)
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Re: Can't install windows 7 to an Ideapad with FreeDOS.

2013-03-17, 10:58 AM
It should bring up a submenu, right?
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Re: Can't install windows 7 to an Ideapad with FreeDOS.

2013-03-17, 11:05 AM
No After pressing enter(about 1 second or so, "press any key to boot from cd should come up.
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